Monthly Archive: December 2015

Season’s Greetings from SSCI

Seasons Greetings
 

 

30TH ANNIVER SEAL-2016

 

Separation Systems Consultants, Inc.

17041 El Camino Real #200
Houston, TX 77058

 

E-mail: ssci@sscienvironmental.com
Web: www.sscienvironmental.com

During the Holiday Season, our thoughts turn to those who have helped us achieve our goals throughout the years:  our customers, teaming partners, family and friends.  To give back and show our gratitude for another successful year, we have made donations to Armand Bayou Nature Center, The League City Historical Society and Interfaith Caring Ministries.top_logo

Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) was founded, based on the conviction that an educated, involved community is vital to the preservation of our natural environment.  ABNC’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public and act as the steward of the 2,500 undeveloped acres under its care.  ABNC receives no regular government funding and relies on foundation support, contributions from business and industry, dues, special project funding and the goodwill of the public for financing.  For more information, visit ABNC at http://www.abnc.org/.

League City Historical SocietyThe League City Historical Society is a non-profit organization. The mission of this Historical Society is to promote and to preserve the historical value of League City, to educate the community on the rich history of the League City area, and to foster a positive community spirit for rebuilding, restoring, and preserving the historical area of League City. For more information, visit The League City Historical Society at http://leaguecityhistory.org/.

Interfaith Caring Ministries

 

 

Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM) was founded in 1985 by a group of churches concerned with the growing needs of families in the local area.  Today ICM serves thousands of individuals, families and seniors.  For more information, visit ICM at http://icmtx.org/ICM/.

SSCI greatly appreciates you and looks forward to working with you in 2016.  Have an environmentally safe and prosperous New Year!

Warmest wishes from all of us at SSCI.  Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

The SSCI Team

 DBE, SBE, WBE, and HUB firm

SSCI has 30 years of services experience in providing consistent, high-qualify engineering and environmental services.

TCEQ Updates To The Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP)

We just received the following from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

We are pleased to announce the TCEQ updates to the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) Tier 1 Protective Concentration Levels (PCLs) are now available.

You can access these tables using the link: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/remediation/trrp/trrppcls.html

We are releasing the 2015 PCL table update as a single Microsoft Excel workbook with each table on a separate worksheet. We are also releasing the updates as a print only Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF) file. The Excel file and the PDF file each contain PCL tables 1 through 10 and the supporting tables in the following order:

• Summary of Updates
• Table 1 – Tier 1 Residential Soil PCLs
• Table 2 – Tier 1 Commercial/Industrial Soil PCLs
• Table 3 – Tier 1 Groundwater PCLs, Residential and Commercial/Industrial
• Table 4 – Tier 1 Residential Total Soil Combined PCLs
• Table 5 – Tier 1 Commercial/Industrial Total Soil Combined PCLs
• Table 6 – Tier 1 Individual Residential Soil PCLs
• Table 7 – Tier 1 Individual Commercial/Industrial Soil PCLs
• Table 8 – Tier 1 Individual Residential and Commercial/Industrial Groundwater PCLs
• Table 9 – Individual Risk-Based Exposure Limits (RBELs), Residential
• Table 10 – Individual Risk-Based Exposure Limits (RBELs), Commercial/Industrial
• Toxicity Factors
• Chemical/Physical Properties
• Organic Carbon-Water Partition Coefficient (Koc) Values for Ionizing Organic COCs as a Function of pH
• Gastrointestinal and Dermal Absorption Fractions (ABSGI and ABD.d Values)
• 2011 List of Updates

The PCL tables updated in November 2014 were the most recent tables prior to this release. A guide to the correct interpretation and use of the Tier 1 PCL tables can be accessed at the following link: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/publications/rg/rg-366_trrp_23.html

SSCI Supports Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC)

One of SSCI’s favorite charities has some fun yet educational activities for the holiday school break in the Clear Lake area.  Check out their winter schedule of events here:  ABNC Calendar

ABNC was founded based on the conviction that an educated, involved community is vital to the preservation of our natural environment.  ABNC has two missions:  provide environmental education to the public and act as the steward of the 2,500 undeveloped acres under its care.  ABNC receives no regular government funding and relies on foundation support, contributions from business and industry, dues, special project funding and the goodwill of the public for financing.  We hope you will visit Armand Bayou Nature Center to learn more.

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Chrystal Fretwell Joins SSCI Houston

Environmental Scientist Chrystal Fretwell has officially joined the SSCI Houston team this December. CF Ms. Fretwell began her internship at SSCI in May of 2015 during her final year at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and continued to contribute as an Environmental Technician after the completion of her internship.  During her time at SSCI, she has become proficient in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Records Search with Risk Assessments (RSRAs) and natural resources and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance projects.  Ms. Fretwell has served as a key team member in various locally and federally funded projects.  She has assisted in the performance of Affected Property Assessment Reports (APAR) under the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP), and other groundwater sampling and remediation projects.  Her sampling experience includes ground water, asbestos, and lead-based paint, as well as, soils related to spill clean-ups, remediation and petroleum storage tank properties.

When Ms. Fretwell is not working hard at the office, she is competing in barrel races all around Texas and Louisiana!  Ms. Fretwell has been competing in barrel racing since she was 10 years old, and after her long days at the office she enjoys spending time taking care of her horses.

Congratulations Chrystal Fretwell on receiving your Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science of Biology!

Throwback Thursday to SSCI’s Teamwork Builds Results

“A strong team that is focused on quality work and innovative but proven methods can build partnerships that produce results on time and within budget.  Separation Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSCI), professionals in environmental management and field remediation, is just that kind of team.  And we’d like to be part of your team for success.”

These words were written a few decades ago but are still just as true today.  To read more:  SSCI – Teamwork Builds Results (printable version)

 

30TH ANNIVER SEAL-2016